Poetry

Emily Dickinson – Apocalypse

APOCALYPSE.
May Prinsep George Frederic Watts RA (1817-1904)
May Prinsep
George Frederic Watts RA (1817-1904)

I’m wife; I’ve finished that,

That other state;
I’m Czar, I’m woman now:
It’s safer so.
How odd the girl’s life looks
Behind this soft eclipse!
I think that earth seems so
To those in heaven now.
This being comfort, then
That other kind was pain;
But why compare?
I’m wife! stop there!

 

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